For My Mother, Part 2
Trip Start Sep 29, 2010
159Trip End Nov 29, 2011
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So what did I do here? Well, the first thing, after checking into somewhere to pitch my tent, was to go and buy a new hoody – Southern Africa get cold at this time of year! I could excuse South Africa, but getting back inside the tropics again I simply assumed that such clothing would be unnecessary. But, I simply got tired of being cold and making do with just one, not very warm, jumper. My new one has furry insides (not real fur) – mmm, toasty.
On my second day here, I went to the nearby ruins at Khami
In case any of you are wondering what an alive and then dead dear-like animal is doing in the middle of my pictures of this visit to Khami Ruins is all about, then the story is simple. My guide to the ruins chased it down and slaughtered it to take home for his family. Such is life.
On my third day here, I took an early morning combi (the Zimbabwean name – every country has a different name for one – for the little mini-buses that ferry people around all over Africa) to Plumtree. A short hitch-hike later, I was in Teckwani High School. Around ten days ago I had visited Waddilove School near the town of Marondera. Back in the days before I was a twinkle in anyone’s eyes, my young mother worked at both schools – the memory of which always brings a smile to her face.
I, then, went to each of these schools to see for myself the settings which have left such an indelibly fond mark on my mother, and to hopefully meet someone who remembers her